United Launch Alliance (ULA) recently donated thousands of masks across North Alabama. The rocket builder was recognized by the Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce, and some of the state’s elected leaders, for its efforts.
ULA powers many of the country’s most critical national security space missions using rockets built at its 1.6 million square foot factory in Decatur. It is the largest facility of its kind in the Western Hemisphere.
The Huntsville-Madison County Chamber of Commerce expressed its gratitude through social media.
— huntsvillealcoc (@huntsvillealcoc) April 24, 2020
A staunch supporter of Alabama’s aerospace and defense industry, U.S. Senator Richard Shelby (R-AL) recognized ULA’s charitable effort.
— Richard Shelby (@SenShelby) April 24, 2020
As did Lt. Governor Will Ainsworth, who currently serves as national chairman of the Aerospace States Association.
— Will Ainsworth (@willainsworthAL) April 24, 2020
ULA teammates have been busy sewing masks and using 3D printing to produce face shields and ventilator components throughout the COVID-19 crisis.
ULA teammates have been sewing cloth masks for coworkers and using 3D printers to create face shields and ventilator components for medical first responders to help fight the spread of COVID-19. pic.twitter.com/XvdkVZuos1
— ULA (@ulalaunch) April 22, 2020
The business of flying missions continues, as well. This week technicians in Cape Canaveral, Florida began assembling the Alabama-built Atlas V rocket which will fly the U.S. Space Force-7 mission in May.
This will be ULA’s 139th launch.
Tim Howe is an owner of Yellowhammer Multimedia